Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

September 24, 2015

OT and PT including craniosacral therapy

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Recently two occupational therapists and physical therapist from the Pineville office of Child and Family Development completed a craniosacral therapy continuing education course.   

Jessica Turchin, MPT, ATRIC, Jessica Hoffarth, MS, OTR/L and Marion Wilm, OTR/L have already incorporated this technique into their pediatric therapy work.  

Sheryl McGavin is a Charlotte-based occupational therapist whose has an expertise in this area and offers services and courses to others.  

Sheryl’s website states, “craniosacral therapy (CST), and the somatoemotional process, addresses the body as well as the emotions and considers the individual with regard for his or her unique situation. CST treatment principles recognize how all parts of the body and the person are interrelated, and how structure and function affect each other. The innate intelligence of the body is respected and treatment focuses on releasing blocks, tensions or restrictions that may inhibit the body’s self healing abilities. The subtle, rhythmic motion of the craniosacral system (the membranes and fluids surrounding the brain and spinal cord) is palpated to locate the origins of symptoms and light touch is used to work with the structures involved. The gentle nature of this work makes it accessible to people of all ages and almost all conditions. 

CST can be beneficial for childhood concerns, including but not limited to:

  • feeding difficulties
  • sleep issues
  • recurrent ear infections
  • colic and digestive issues
  • torticollis
  • plagiocephaly (misshapen head),
  • sensory processing issues
  • neurodevelopmental difficulties 

Our occupational therapy and physical therapy teams offer free phone consultations and screens.  Call our office to schedule one with Jessica, Jessica or Marion.